[robotics-worldwide] CFP: IJCAI 2009 Learning by Demonstration Challenge

Andrea Thomaz athomaz at cc.gatech.edu
Wed Dec 3 11:41:50 PST 2008

IJCAI 2009 Robot Learning by Demonstration Challenge
July 13-16, 2009
Pasadena, CA, USA



The IJCAI 2009 Robot Learning by Demonstration (LbD) Challenge, held  
in conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Artificial  
Intelligence, welcomes contributions that demonstrate physically  
embodied robots learning a task or skill from a human teacher.  This  
year, we aim to bring together several research/commercial groups to  
demonstrate complete  platforms performing relevant LbD tasks.  Our  
long-term aim is to define increasingly challenging experiments for  
future LbD events and greater scientific understanding of the area.

CONTRIBUTIONS can include live hardware demonstrations and/or short  
video clips, showcasing Learning by Demonstration abilities. Those  
interested in contributing should submit a 1-2 page proposal, by March  
1 2009, containing the following information:

- the names and affiliation of the exhibitors;
- a summary of the objectives and methods of the underlying research;
- description of the LbD demonstration;
- citations to any relevant or supporting papers;
- if you are proposing a live hardware demonstration, a list and short  
description of the hardware you will be using at the Challenge.

SUBMISSION can be done online at:
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by March 20, 2009.

TRAVEL SUPPORT may be possible for selected participants and their  
hardware, depending on available funds and level of demand.

MISSION: the IJCAI 2009 Challenge will serve as the foundation for  
more focused and commonly pursued challenges for AAAI 2010 and beyond.  
Please visit the Challenge website for more details:

The IJCAI 2009 Robotics site can be consulted for more information  
about the overall robotics events:


Andrea Thomaz <athomaz at cc.gatech.edu>
Chad Jenkins <cjenkins at cs.brown.edu>
Monica Anderson <anderson at cs.ua.edu>

Andrea Thomaz
Asst. Professor, Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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